• Dedicated Stand Dedicated Stand
  • Bookshelf Bookshelf
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Ribbon Tweeter Ribbon Tweeter
  • Driver size 5 1/2in
  • Footprint 170mm x 263mm
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II
  • 2-way 2-way

Technology

GX50 technology
  • C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) ribbon transducer design – providing extension to a class leading 60KHz
  • HiVe® port technology for better transient response and tighter bass
  • C-CAM RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) bass/mid-range driver
  • Single bolt through driver fixings for improved bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
  • Die-cast alloy terminal panel arrangement with high quality bi-wire terminals and high end spade type link cables
  • Pureflow® Silver internal cabling
  • Selected premium quality wood veneers or high gloss piano finishes.
  • Rigid 20mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet colouration
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when used with the grille off

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Specification

System Format

2-Way

Frequency Response

55 Hz - 60 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

86 dB

Nominal Impedance

8 Ohms

Maximum S.P.L (Per pair in room)

109.8 dBA

Power Handling (RMS)

100 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

50 - 100 W

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - HiVe port system

Crossover Frequency

2.3 kHz

Drive Unit Compliment

1 x 5 1/2" RST bass/mid-range driver
1 x C-CAM H.F ribbon transducer

External Dimensions excl stand (HxWxD)

300 x 170 x 263 mm
(1113/16 x 611/16 x 103/8 inch)

Weight excluding stands (each)

7.5 Kg (16.5 lbs)

Optional Floor stand (H x W x D)

630 x 290 x 360 mm

Optional Floor stand (Weight)

4.5 Kg

Professional reviews

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine

GX50

November 2012

GX50: Hi-Fi Choice Recommended

Monitor Audio's GX50 has been dubbed a Hi-Fi Choice recommended speaker in their loudspeaker review, claiming a full five stars overall.

"Monitor Audio's GX50 speaker is a potent performer, majoring on insight, clarity and soundstaging. It opens up recordings in a way that few price rivals can."

Read the full review in the November 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.

Trusted Reviews

GX50

March 2012

GX50 Review by Trusted Reviews

"Absolutely fantastic. Give them a chance to warm up and the first thing you notice is how incredibly polished the ribbon tweeter makes high frequencies sound. This is most apparent when playing music, where hi-hats and tambourines skip along with a level of finesse and smoothness that only comes from speakers of this calibre. We’ve heard a lot of compact 5.1 systems that dig deep for detail and offer pleasing top-end, but it’s all relative – step up to this level and there’s an extra transparency, openness and authority.

These sweet high-frequencies aren’t left hanging either – they’re backed up by solid midrange and gobsmackingly punchy bass, making the overall sound perfectly balanced and tightly knitted. Their nimble yet weighty bass performance really is superb, allowing them to thump dance music kick drums through your chest with impeccable timing, but with the sensitivity to add splashes of depth to gentler ambient noises.

Try them with TV or movies and you get a sense of the GX50 speakers' versatility. They take noisy action scenes in their stride, coping admirably with dialogue and explosions – often simultaneously – and if you crank up the volume to unreasonable levels there’s not a trace of harshness to be heard. It’ll be interesting to hear how they fit into a full 5.1 system."

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Home Cinema Choice

Gold GX

November 2011

Setting the Gold Standard

Home Cinema Choice magazine gives their verdict on the Gold GX Series with an all round 5 star approval across the board.

In the latest January 2012 issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine our Gold GX series was reviewed, tried and tested for performance, design and features and then rewarded with a fantastic overall review of 5/5 stars across the categories.

Here's a snippet taken from the full review "Running through Pirates...had me scribbling all sorts of notes ('huge, rich, foundation-shifting bass with power and grip'; 'nil flex on the 15in piston'; 'Exciting, musical and able to create a sense of scale'), but all you need to know is that I loved this system with a passion."

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

GX50

November 2011

What Hi-Fi? GX50 Review

"The ribbon tweeter sounds especially sweet, affording high frequencies a show-stopping level of refinement and finesse."

Awarded a full five stars

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User reviews

Average user rating

Roy Phair Monitor Audio UK

GX50

January 2012

Very crisp clear musical sound similar in their presentation to the bbc monitor speakers but they do lack emotion

Roger Gottlieb Monitor Audio UK

GX50

August 2011

I listened to B & W CM4 and CM5. To some paradigm 20's (very nice speakers). But the GX50s just blew me away. They are so small, but the sound is so bright, warm, and clear. These are incredible speakers. (I listen to mainly classical.)

Mike Dennis Monitor Audio UK

GX50

July 2011

A stunning new speaker, excellent dynamics, detail and sound stage for such a compact loudspeaker and to top it off they look great in Gloss White. The new ribbon tweeter matches the all new mid/bass driver to a "T" well done Monitor Audio in bringing a taste of the Platinum series down to the Gold series. 90% of the performance for a fraction of the price.
At last a great performing speaker that matches my second system.

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